The Great Leap Forward (1958-62)

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Mind Map on The Great Leap Forward (1958-62), created by sophj2012 on 09/14/2014.

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The Great Leap Forward (1958-62)
1 Communes (Social)
1.1 750,000 collectives brought into 70,000 communes
1.2 competition communes-officials lied about figures they had produced. Government took percent output, no food left
1.3 10x sizes of collectives
2 Backyard steel (industry)
2.1 Stopped people farming
2.2 Poor quality
3 Conspiracy of silence (social)
3.1 People to afraid to criticise because of anti-rightist campaign
3.2 Lushan conference (1959), Peng Deuai criticised method and was punished and kicked out of party.
4 Propaganda (social)
4.1 "Reach for the stars and the moon" - overtake capitalist countries.
4.2 enforced mass mobilisation
4.3 People shouted slogans to the workers in the farms
5 Self-reliance (social)
5.1 Mao fell out with USSR
5.2 Wanted China to be independent
6 Famine (social/farming)
6.1 45 million died
6.2 quarter of Tibets people died
6.3 people given 125g of grain a day - not enough
7 Poor farming methods (farming)
7.1 Sparrowcide, killed sparrows to stop eating grain but sparrows weren't there to kill worms and bugs
7.2 Bad weather - droughts 1959/1960 reduced to 144 million bones
7.3 Lysenkoism
7.3.1 deep planting, close together turned out spindly -wrong method
8 Family life (social)
8.1 Communes everyone put together with canteens and dorms to sleep in
8.1.1 Families didn't see each other
8.1.2 Elderlys in "happy homes" and babies in nurseries
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